Here comes SpiderMable: Edmonton superhero ready to make her movie debut
EDMONTON -- SpiderMable is finally headed for the big screen.
The film about Mable Tooke and her cancer battle will premiere at Edmonton's NorthwestFest film festival in November.
In 2015, six-year-old Mable charmed Edmontonians and the world when she joined Spider-man to fight crime thanks to a wish granted by the Children's Wish Foundation.
She rescued met Mayor Don Iveson, did superhero training at West Edmonton Mall and rescued Oilers' captain Andrew Ference from his kidnapper.
Her adventure made national news and was a social media sensation.
"That is just the beginning of the story," filmmaker Kelly Wolfert told CTV Morning Live Edmonton. "We followed Mable for four years and that's where the title for the film really came out. What she does is quite amazing."
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said the film will be a "mighty reminder of the kindness of this community and the resiliency of human beings under adversity."
Mable will see SpiderMable: A real life superhero for the first time at its theatrical premiere in November.
"I'm really happy that it's finally coming out and that the film festival is actually in Edmonton," Mable told CTV News Edmonton.
Mable had her last chemotherapy treatment the same year as her wish and is now a five-year cancer survivor. She hopes her story will inspire people who are facing similar health challenges.
"As much as I hated cancer, as much as I hated watching her go through that treatment, it made her what she was," Lisa Tooke said. "It forced her to develop strengths that she may not have ever known."
Mable wants to continue to help kids like her and to support all the groups and foundations that helped her in her cancer journey.
"I hope they just see me as an ordinary girl," she said.
NorthwestFest runs Nov. 5 to 15, 2020, at Metro Cinema.